Memorandum by the Assistant Chief of the Division of the American Republics (Walmsley)6
[Washington,] March 28, 1942.
The gist of Brigadier Gomes’ gratuitous remarks on Condor to me last night7 was:
- Condor, irrespective of origin or background, did and should still render highly important service to Brazil.
- Condor has been for some time much more Brazilian than Panair.
- It is Brazil’s prerogative to determine how Condor should be reorganized to make it completely Brazilian.
- Condor is now making flights which are primarily of a military nature, at his orders. Crews on these flights are by and large Brazilian reserve officers and pilots.
- There are some sort of contract obligations which make it immediately impossible to change the name; but eventually this should come.
- Brigadier Gomes expects and wants in due course our assistance in technical aspects of operation and equipment.
W. N. Walmsley, Jr.